Fourth Grade Learns About Black History Month

Throughout the year, fourth graders participate in the Trailblazer program, where they learn about influential men and women from around the world. 

Every week, Kathryn Donohue and Ashlee Mense either show a presentation or read a chapter from "First Generation: 36 Trailblazing Immigrants and Refugees Who Make America Great" by Sandra Neil Wallace and Rich Wallace. After hearing about the featured person of the week, the class works together to create a "C-H-A-N-G-E" poem—the first word of each line begins with those letters. 

For the month of February, fourth graders are learning about Black trailblazers to honor Black History Month. Some of the people they've studied include journalist Ida B. Wells, basketball player Dikembe Mutombo and domestic workers advocate Barbara Young. The two classes collaborated to create a poster commemorating Martin Luther King, Jr. 
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